''The Country Bears'' is an American film, produced by [[Creator/{{Disney}} Walt Disney Pictures]], based on the Ride/DisneyThemeParks attraction Ride/CountryBearJamboree. It was Disney's third movie based on a ride or attraction, following ''Film/TowerOfTerror'' (1997) and ''Film/MissionToMars'' (2000), and followed by ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' and ''Film/TheHauntedMansion''. It was released July 26, 2002.

The film follows Beary Barrington (Haley Joel Osment) a young bear raised by a human family in a world where humans and talking bears coexist, attempting to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band and helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert. The film details the Country Bear's attempts to get together their final concert while facing the antagonism of Thimble (Creator/ChristopherWalken), who is bent on destroying their concert hall.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Trixie looks more attractive compared to how she appeared in the original attractions at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, where she was chubby.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When news of Beary's disappearance appears on the local news.
--> "People are on the lookout for this ten-year-old boy, who was last seen with this man (Henry). Witnesses believe the man's accomplices are ''this'' man (Fred), ''this'' man (Roady), and ''this chicken'' (Roadie's pet chicken)."
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Dexter, who seems genuinely remorseful when he realizes that Beary pretty much ran away from home because of him.
* BearsAreBadNews: Movies, apparently.
* TheBet: Beary proposes a wager at the honey bar where Zeb hangs out: Zeb and his fiddle, versus the house band (The Brian Setzer Orchestra), in a musical duel. If Zeb whens, his financial debt to the bar is lift, but if he loses, Cha Cha (Queen Latifah as the bartender) keeps the Country Bear Tour Bus.
* TheCameo: Music/WillieNelson and Music/EltonJohn both appear in the film.
** Other celebrity cameos include: Creator/JessHarnell, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Paige, et al.
* CanonForeigner: Beary was created for this movie.
* ChekhovsGun: Big Al's grass in the end.
** Towards the beginning of the movie, Dexter shows Beary his "birth certificate" (a tracking-collar and remote that park rangers used on him as a baby). Beary takes the collar with him when he runs away from home, but he didn't take the remote; this allows them to track down the bus after Thimble steals it.
* ADogNamedDog: Roadie's pet chicken is named "Mr. Chicken"
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Roadie
* EvilIsPetty: The likely motivation (aside from MoneyDearBoy) for Creator/ChristopherWalken, given some of his antics in private.
* FurryConfusion: The bears are depicted in this movie as anthropomorphic, yet Roady has a pet chicken that's actually a chicken.
* GRatedDrug: The Honey Bar.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dexter.
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The DVD features point towards the original attraction being a result of the movie band's early success within their whole mockumentaries about the history of the band.
* ALizardNamedLiz: '''Bear'''y Barrington
* MerchandiseDriven: A Disney theme park adaptation. Ironically, the Disneyland version of the attraction closed shortly before the film came out to make way for a Franchise/WinnieThePooh ride.
* MsFanservice: Jennifer Paige as the waitress at the diner, with her uniform that consists of an orange minidress and black leather boots. Zeb even lampshades this:
-->'''Jennifer:''' You guys inspired me to go after my dream of becoming a famous singer.
-->'''Fred:''' Did ya make it?
-->'''Zeb:''' Sure she made it, Fred! She just works here for the free uniform! No offense.
-->'''Jennifer:''' None taken.
* {{Muppet}}: All of the bear characters were designed and constructed by Creator/JimHensonsCreatureShop.
* MythologyGag: Marc Davis concept art posters for the attraction appears amongst the clutter in Henry's office.
* ObliviousAdoption. Very oblivious.
* [[MamaBear Papa Bear]]: (Ironically) not a literal one, but Mr. Barrington would hit Dexter atop the head with his rolled up newspaper for harassing Beary.
* PoliceAreUseless
* PunnyName: The lampshade was destroyed in this one:
--> '''Officer Ham:''' Afternoon, sir. Officer Ham.\\
'''Officer Cheats:''' Officer Cheats.\\
'''Mr. Barrington:''' ''[Beat]'' ''Ham'' and ''Cheats''.\\
'''Officer Cheats:''' ''[Inward chuckle]'' Yeah, we, uh, get that all the time.\\
'''Mr. Barrington:''' Well, it's your names.\\
'''Both:''' Yeah.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Part of the basic plot of the movie.
* RaisedByHumans: Beary didn't even know he was a bear until his adopted brother pointed it out.
* RunningGag:
--> '''Random Character:''' What's that?\\
'''Big Al:''' That there's a sign.
* TheStinger: Ham and Cheats returning to their cruiser after their car wash mishap, all the while Cheats confides in Ham that he wears a fake mustache because everyone on the force (even their ''reception'') has one.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Christopher Walken's character has a grudge against the bears because [[DisproportionateRetribution they beat him in a talent show decades ago.]] The bears played. He made ''farting noises with his armpit.''
* StylisticSuck: The bears watch a cartoon made about them in the '60s. It's made of this trope.
-->"That was terrible."